Monthly Archives: March 2015

Easter is almost here ..aaaaahhhhhh.

Well we are a couple of days out from Easter and more importantly for our family the start of the AFL footy season.  Not sure how many games l will get to this year jusy my luck most of James games will be on a Saturday…..oh well…

The Kelly baby is nearly cooked, and should be here some time in the next couple of weeks so of course two quilts have been made……no secret clues have been leaked as to the sex..so it will be a great surprise.   So thanks for all of your enquiries….l’ll let you know what the outcome is…..

The box brigade continues arriving at the shop and the following collections are now on the shelf.

001jpgAnother Aunt Grace 1930s collection.

002jpgDaysail By Bonnie and Camille  (sorry about the pic)

009jpgSanibel by Gina Martin..

Just also need to let you know that my Easter trading will be as follows:

Friday 3 April    CLOSED

Saturday 4 April   Open 9.30 – 4.oopm

Sunday 5 April   Open 9.00 – 3.00pm

Monday 6 April CLOSED

Tuesday 7 April back to normal trading…………………

Easter Sunday has coincided with Gisborne Market Day which is why l will be open….so l will have to save my chocolates until l get home.

Have a great mini break……

Cheers Mary

PS  REMINDER FOR MAY MARKET DAY:  The  Spinners and Weavers will be having a display and sale of goods in my classroom..   get some great products for Mothers Day.

United Stitches by Rosalie Quinlan

You would have been hiding under a rock, not to have heard anything about Rosalie Quinlans new stitch and swap program called United Stitches.

A very new concept so briefly  there are 32 stitcheries which can make up a quilt.   In the individual stitchery pack numbered 3-32 there are 2 preprinted stitcheries, a stitchery guide and 2 swaps cards of the design.  To get started there is a “starter pack” which contains no 1 and 2 stitcheries, pre-printed linen, stitchery guide and 2 swap cards,  quilt pattern, template and United Stitches tin.

The idea is to stitch and swap………simple… this project can be worked with a friend, the sticheries can be given as a gift, you can make 2 quilts  the ideas are limitless.

Creative Abundance the distributors, have developed a facebook page for United Stitches so you can get a lot more ideas from that site or maybe find someone to share with you.

So anyway  l have the program available at the shop…..you purchase several different ways.

Full kit,  Full Block of the Month( inc starter pack, stitcheries)  11 months.  Odds and Evens Block of the Month  (starter pack purchased sep) 5 months, Odds full purchase, Evens Full Purchase, Starter Pack seperate purchase

If this sounds confusing l can talk you through it.  So its ready to go…..Starter Packs now available  oops l forgot you can also purchase the stitcheries as individuals and the tins…….

001jpgSo in amongest all the Stitchery bits  this fabric turned up.

002jpgDaysail by Bonnie and Camille

003jpgPetite Wovens  in red……..

Cheers Mary

PS: No threads are included but l have a DMC conversion done as the program uses Cosmos threads.